Monday, June 23, 2008
Jumping on the Band Wagon
Yes I am jumping on this bandwagon. I am sure I don't need to say much about BPA as it is covered in the press ad nauseam. I had heard the concerns about BPA a few months before it blew up and had people throwing away all of their hard plastics. This seemingly was also around the time Lacey was born. My bottles were already bought and steralized and ready to go, plus I just didn't think it was that big of a concern. There is so much to worry about that I just decided to put the concern out of my mind and focus on other things.
Then it was the big news headline for a few weeks. It was everywhere I turned. I began to question if I should continue feeding my daughter with her hard plastic bottles, BPA filled bottles. I was at Whole Foods with my husband looking at the very expensive Born Free bottles...Husband said NO WAY. Again I pushed it out of my mind as much as possible until I saw a piece on the Today Show. Their resident medical expert made a statement that changed my mind. She said that as a doctor and scientist she could not say that there was any link between BPA and cancer or any other medical ailment. However as a mother she said that she would find alternatives for her children. That was it. Conviently, Babies R Us decided to do a bottle exchange...bring in your old bottles for store credit towards new bottles. I tossed my daughter's bottles in a bag and went to Babies R' Us to find her the few remaining Born Free bottles that were on the shelf.
Her bottles are glass (Born Free makes both plastic and glass, but they only had glass left). My husband was happy I got glass because they won't ever hold odors, stains, or become foggy. My Avent nipples fit on the top (since the bottles only come with stage 1 nipples) I was overjoyed to not have to buy stage 2, 3, and 4. I can just use the ones I have.
So that's that. Thank you BRU for caring enough about my child's health to take back those bottles, we are using the new glass ones and couldn't be happier!